UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Spring 2009
1990s

[1990]


CARLOS BOSDET (BBA)
is continuing the family business of interior design in Tijuana, handling residential, commercial and hospitality projects throughout Mexico. He stays busy raising three daughters with his wife, Gabina, in Chula Vista.

CHRISTOPHER BUTLER (B.A.) celebrated 16 years of marriage in September 2008 with his wife, Kristen. They are enjoying watching their two daughters, Katelyn, 4, and Kylie, 5, grow and develop. “Good thoughts and wishes to all,” he says.

NAVY CMDR. REUBEN FLOYD (BBA) was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal while serving as squadron executive officer and E-6b/C-130 platform coordinator with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md. Reuben led 390 active duty, civil service and contractor personnel in developmental ground and flight testing of 24 Naval aircraft valued at more than $1.7 billion.

CATHY (PERKINS) MORRIS (B.A.) welcomed a son, Michael, in August 2007. Michael joins big sister, Kate, 4. Cathy joined Countrywide Insurance Services as vice president of district sales in April 2008.

SUEDINE (BOHN) NAKANO (B.A.) is a program coordinator for international students at the University of California, Irvine. Since graduating from USD, she has worked at the British Council and as a cultural affairs assistant at the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paolo, Brazil. She has been married for nine years and has a daughter in grade school.

CYNTHIA (KOVOL) NICHOLSON (BBA) and her husband, Jed ’97, announce the birth of their daughter, Kate Jane, on July 11, 2008. She was born at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, Calif., and joins older siblings Karen Jane, 8, and John Frederick, 4. Jed is a partner at Adamski Moroski Madden and Green in Paso Robles, Calif., and Cynthia is a property manager. She enjoys volunteering at school and spending time with her family and friends.

[1991]


CHRISTIN MOREY (MSN)
is a family nurse practitioner at a Minute Clinic in Minneapolis.

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ (B.A.) is director of college placement at the Charter High School for Architecture & Design in Philadelphia.

LISA (CHEUNG) WANG (B.Acc.) left Deloitte Tax in January 2008 and joined Nara Bank in Los Angeles as first vice president and tax manager. She and her husband, David, are busy at home with their three sons: Jaxon, 6; Jacob, 4; and Jared, 1.

[1992]


CHRISTOPHER DANIEL (B.A.)
and his wife, Michelle, welcomed their second daughter, Kaitlin Louise, to the family in November 2007. “Life in Rhode Island is treating the family well,” Christopher says.

SCOTT DININ (MBA) is president of Dinin Partners, an advisory firm that has provided solutions for organizations in the United States, China, Mexico and Canada. In its eighth year of business, the firm is now providing outsourcing through general counsel and chief financial officer services for several companies.

DAVID HIRSCH (J.D.) spent five years as a deputy public defender and was recently named a Superior Court commissioner to the Ventura County Superior Court. David and his wife, Jacquey, and their daughter, Rachel, 14, live in Ventura.

CHRISTINE (MORVILLO) LUSK (B.A.) is a project manager for inVentiv Clinical in The Woodlands, Texas. She and her husband, Tom, celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary in Maine and Canada. They have two children: Marit, 7, and Granger, 4.

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS (B.A.) earned his MBA in 2001 and he is the owner of CRT Insurance and Financial Services. Christopher is a member of the Temecula Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. He and his wife, Tracy, have four children.

[1993]


MARY BACHKO (MSN)
completed a certification course as a certified nurse-midwife in 1999 and has delivered more than 800 babies. She and her husband, Larry, relocated to Spokane, Wash., for the country lifestyle and no traffic. Mary was promoted to captain in the U.S. Navy and she works as a family nurse practitioner, providing full-scope family care.

MONICA (ROSE) BRUNNER (B.A.) and her husband, Tim, own Axis Design Group Architecture and Planning in Portland, Ore. In April 2008, Monica and Tim took their two daughters, Cézanne, 10, and Carly, 5, to South Korea to bring home the newest member of their family: Caleb Su-min Ronald, a boy they adopted through Holt International. “We have been truly blessed by this addition to our family,” Monica says. “I am enjoying my new role as a mother of three.”

GRETCHEN WIDA CORBELL (J.D.) works part time as an attorney under the general counsel at a money management firm. Her daughter, Brigitte, 7, and son, Kristof, 5, keep her busy and they spend as much time as they can on the beach. Gretchen and her husband, Peter, celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in August.

TERENCE FOX (B.A.) and Michele (O’Donnell) Fox ‘93 welcomed their third son, Brady O’Brien, on May 1, 2008. Brady joins Ryan, 8 and Connor, 5. Terence is President of M.E. Fox & Co and Michele is a stay-at-home mom. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.

JENNIFER GIAMBELLUCA (B.A.) recently built and moved into a new lake house in upstate New York. She is working toward a master’s degree in public policy and social welfare administration at The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany. Jennifer is a single mom. Through a national nonprofit organization, she works with autistic and developmentally disabled children and adults to navigate the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability and the Office of Mental Health.

KEVIN HERDE (BBA) and his wife, Freya, welcomed their second child, Alexa Lauren, in August 2008. Alexa joins Garret Trey, 2. Kevin is the corporate controller for Gen-Probe Inc. and Freya is a senior tax manager for Deloitte. The family lives in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood.

BRENT HODGES (B.Acc.) is principal of Rancho Solano Private Schools in Scottsdale, Ariz. Brent lives in Phoenix with his son, T.J., who is in the seventh grade.

CATHERINE DUFORT KUIPER (B.A., M.Ed. ’94) teaches at Julian High School and she recently completed her fourth trip to Costa Rica with her high schoolers. She and her husband, Jason, have two children: Tierra, 5, and Christian, 2. Jason is assistant director at Camp Cedar Glen and volunteers for the local fire department.

HAYES MAURO (B.A.) finished his Ph.D. in art history in 2007. He plans to publish his dissertation, Made in the U.S.A.: Americanizing Aesthetics at Carlisle, as a full-length book.

GINA (HAMILTON) MEYER (B.A.) and her husband, Neal ’94, live in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Gina
is a fitness instructor at Spectrum Athletic Clubs, and Neal is an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. They have two daughters: McKenzie and Madeline.

ANTONIO SAGUIBO (J.D.) was promoted to vice president of account management and sales for Hawaii’s largest health plan, which serves nearly 700,000 residents. He also serves on the board of directors for the National Labor Office. Tony and his wife, Cindi, have two daughters, ages 13 and 5, who are busy with after-school activities such as orchestra, swimming and karate.

[1994]


GARETT CHURCHILL (B.A.)
owns Elite Neon Co., specializing in cold cathode lighting and neon signs. He and his wife, Holly, have three children, ages 1, 4 and 6.

AMY DeWINTER (B.A.) and her husband, Tom Zajkowski, moved to Raleigh, N.C., in 2005, shortly after their wedding in Hawaii. They welcomed their first child, Noah David Zajkowski, on May 17, 2008. Amy left the corporate world in October 2007 to be a stay-at-home mom. In her free time, she is a marketing consultant for the medical device community in Research Triangle Park.

MICHAEL FREEHILL (B.A.) is in the fourth year of his orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He hopes to also do two fellowships: one in sports medicine and one focusing on the shoulder and elbow. Michael and his wife, Karein, live in the suburbs of Baltimore with their two children: Lizzie, 3, and Jack, 6 months.

EVE FROMBERG-EDELSTEIN (B.A.) is executive director and chief executive officer of The Smile Factory for the Children of the Desert in Palm Springs, Calif. The Smile Factory is a nonprofit organization that provides free dental screening, education and treatment to low-income children in the Coachella Valley.

BETSY KUMMER (B.A.) lives in Swaziland, where she works for a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the HIV/AIDS and reproductive health issues of Swazi youth. Her work focuses primarily on management training and mobilizing financial resources for health programs. Betsy lives in the capital city, Mbabane with her husband and daughter, Molly, 2.

JONAH WEINBERG (B.A.) and his partner recently moved to Ohio, where he is the director of communications and marketing for the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

MATTHEW ZELLER (B.A.) joined a new family practice in Mission Viejo, Calif. He and his wife, Diane, are enjoying their first child, Elizabeth, who is 9 months old.

[1995]


JEFFREY P. CHAMBERLAIN (B.A.)
has joined the energy management firm Equity Thru Energy as director of sales.

DEBI HUYSSOON (B.A.) and her husband, Scott Grant, have been married for six years and they have a son, Braydon, 2. Debi has been very busy with a dental practice in Sherwood, Ore., that she purchased recently. She also works two days a week in another dental office as an associate. “Things are hectic, but I’m having fun,” she says.

JARRETT KOTROZO (BBA) recently completed his doctorate in business administration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and has returned to California as an assistant professor of management at California State University, Stanislaus.

KAREN (FORTUNE) LILLEY (B.A.) has lived in Denver since 2000 and she works for The Food Guy Catering Co. in Lakewood, Colo. Karen and her husband, Mark, were married in 2001 and they have a son, Weston, 4.

TIMOTHY MATHY (B.A.) and his wife Jennifer welcomed their third child, Sarah Josephine, on July 29, 2008. Everyone is healthy and doing well.

CHRISTOPHER PARTA (B.A.) graduated from Clark Law School in December 2007 and passed the Oregon Bar Exam. Christopher and his wife, Tiffany, have a son, Liam, 4, who enjoys preschool, trains and baseball.

GINA SURGEON (BBA) was promoted to senior auditor and controller manager with the County of San Diego. She has been an active volunteer with the Urban League of San Diego County and is on the board of directors at her church, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Church of God in Christ.

INGE (WRIGHT) TAYLOR (BSN) is a certified nurse and midwife for Chula Vista OB/GYN and also a clinical instructor for National University and for Grossmont College.

[1996]


NICOLE (MESSINEO) ANTHONY (B.A.)
, her husband, Sean, and their son, Jack, 3, welcomed Sophia Bella on May 7, 2007. The family lives in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Nicole is in her seventh year of practice with the Law Offices of Tobin Lucks in Irvine.

DAWN BIRDSALL-HUGHES (B.A.) is an importer of security devices and she plays semiprofessional soccer in Colorado. Her husband, Todd, is in nursing school.

MARK BOSSE (B.A.) and his wife, Michelle (Trechter) ’97, live in Mexico City with their sons, Jacob, 3, and Luke, 1. Mark is a diplomat with the U.S. State Department. Prior to their tour in Mexico, they lived in Melbourne, Australia, for four years. In Oct. 2009, they plan to return to Washington, D.C., before Mark takes up his new post as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria.

LT. CMDR. JOAQUIN CORREIA (B.A.) moved to Sicily, Italy, as the executive officer of the communications station for the U.S. Navy.

KRYSTEN (ANDEL) NEWBURY (B.A.) graduated from the sheriff’s academy in December 2007 and seeks a career in law enforcement.

JEWEL (RICARDO) PIERCE (B.Acc.) and her husband, Robert, welcomed their first child, Kaila Grace, on May 19, 2008. “We are all doing well,” Jewel says. The other big change in their lives is that Jewel traded teaching to become a small business owner.

RYAN PIETRANTON (BBA, MBA ’98) married Anne Bowron in July 2008. Ryan and Anne honeymooned in Ireland and live in Las Vegas.

SUZANNE TIBOR (B.A.) and her husband, Edwin Medina, welcomed second child Matthias James on June 26, 2008. “Four-year-old Lily loves being a big sister.” Suzanne is still a freelance editor and photo researcher for educational children’s books. The family lives in Whittier, Calif.

KIRSTI (SERAFINE) YOUNG (B.A.) moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2005 and married husband Ryan, “a Kiwi,” in 2006. Kirsti is an investment banker at Ernst & Young, and the couple welcomed baby Innora Joy on Aug. 26.

[1997]


EDWARD L. ABEYTA (M.S.)
is registrar and director of academic services at UC San Diego Extension. He was recently selected as the staff advisor-designate to the Regents for 2008-09 by the University of California Office of the President.

JENNIFER (TOWNS) ANDRACA (BBA) and her husband, Chris, were married on Nov. 10, 2007. They live in San Francisco, where Jennifer has worked at Charles Schwab for 10 years and Chris works at Leo Burnett/ARC.

COLLEEN (CRAWFORD) BOEHM (BBA) and husband Mike welcomed their son, Nicholas Michael, on Sept. 22, 2008. He was over 9 pounds and 21 inches long. He joins big sister, Ellie, 3. Colleen is an at-home mom who is rarely at home; she owns her own event planning company, Event Artistry, LLC, and primarily plans weddings and other social events. She is taking a short break from planning events while her kids are small and, in the meantime, has become a consultant for the Pampered Chef. Colleen and her family live in Sussex, Wis.

LT. CMDR. DAN COBIAN (B.A.) has completed two years on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations and is now starting his Federal Executive Fellowship at RAND Corporation in Washington D.C. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Lilian (Mamou) ‘97 and their 3-year old daughter Danica.

RUSS LEMELIN (J.D., MBA) was named CFO to TravelMuse, Inc. Russ is formerly the CFO and interim CEO for SideStep.

YVONNE MOULTRIE (B.A.) earned a master’s degree in education from San Diego State University in May 2007. She was named the 2007 Teacher of the Year at King/Chavez Arts Academy in San Diego.

RICH PAPAPIETRO (BBA) and his wife, Fran, welcomed a daughter, Gabriella Francesca, on May 1, 2008. Gabriella joins older brother, Richard, 3. Rich owns De Anza Tile Co. in Palo Alto, Calif., specializing in commercial tile and stonework. Fran has been a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Los Altos since 2001.

KATE (ZAIA) SINCLAIR (B.A.) and her husband, Peter, welcomed their first child, Mary, in November.

CASEY (WALTON) WHALEN (B.A.) and Eric Whalen were married in 2006 in Carmel, Calif. USD alumni in the wedding were Colleen Coffey and Jennifer Towns. Casey has been teaching Advanced Placement U.S. Goverment for seven years; six of which were at El Camino High School in Oceanside, Calif. (home of USD athletic star Gyno Pomare). She and her husband now live in Sacramento, Calif. and Casey teaches in Elk Grove, Calif.

GREG YOUNG (LL.M.) has attended public and private international law studies programs at The Hague Academy of International Law. He also has been a visiting research fellow in international law at The University of Cambridge, received a Fulbright Award for international law teaching in Baku, Azerbaijan, and has lectured and conducted study abroad programs in Vietnam, China and London. In October 2007, he gave the keynote lecture on comparative financial regulation at the Shanghai International Financial Conference. Years ago, Greg was an attorney specializing in Securities Exchange Commission enforcement and corporate reorganization as well as a bankruptcy trustee.

[1998]


ALISHA (RELIHAN) FAHRENDORF (B.A.)
and her husband, Chris, proudly announce the birth of John Patrick on Jan. 6, 2008. Patrick joins siblings Christopher, 9; Andrew, 6; and Isabella, 4. John was named after Alisha’s father, who passed away unexpectedly last summer. The family lives in Phoenix, where Alisha is an at-home mom and Chris is a real estate attorney.

MATTHEW GESKE (B.Acc.) is controller for Rexnord Industries in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Jerri, have three children, ages 5, 3, and 7 months.

CHRISTINA HALL (B.A.) married Jon Bailleul on Dec. 15, 2006, and they welcomed a daughter, Reagan Mary Lani, on May 19, 2008. Christina has been an English teacher for nine years and currently teaches at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.

ANNE (KIESELBACH) HEDEKIN (M.A.) and her husband have two daughters. Anne is a counselor and teacher at San Diego Mesa College.

PRESTON PANZA (BBA) and his wife, Pamela, announce the birth of a baby boy, Brandon Scot, on May 7, 2008, in Littleton, Colo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

JOSEPH PATRICO (J.D.) is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law. In 2008, he was named chief financial officer and managing shareholder of Heggeness, Sweet, Simington & Patrico, which defends employers and insurance companies throughout Southern California. Joe and his wife, Lisa, have four children.

ZACHARY PELCHAT (J.D.) is a civil rights attorney in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. He has developed a specialty in Title IX athletics enforcement and other issues of gender equity. Zachary and his wife, Christina, recently celebrated their five-year anniversary.

ANNETTE REITER (M.A.) is the founder and vice president of Transitions and You, a seminar, workshop and training company. She was invited to present her research on Generation Y at the national conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Last year, she published her first book, Blast Off: Preparing for College and Beyond. She also can be seen on her YouTube channel, Parent911.

RAE RICHARD (MSN) passed the acute care nurse practitioner board in 2000. In 2008, she was the first nurse practitioner to complete the Surgeon’s Evaluation and Self-Assessment Program through the American College of Surgeons. She also serves as a precept for USD students interested in a career as a nurse or nurse practitioner in an acute care setting. Rae continues to work with a surgeon who specializes in trauma, general, laparoscopic and vascular surgery.

DEBORAH ROMERO (MSN) is a U.S. Navy officer reservist and was selected to serve on the USN Mercy for a humanitarian mission to Singapore and Australia during the summer of 2008. She was recalled to serve on active duty from 2005 to 2007 in support of Iraqi Enduring Freedom.

JANINE LE FEUVRE STASSEN (B.A., M.A. ’05) and her husband, John, welcomed a daughter, Madeleine Marie, on Jan. 27, 2008. Madeleine joins older brother, Christopher. The family moved back to San Diego from Albuquerque in the summer of 2008.

LISA STEPHENS (MSN) retired from the Navy Nurse Corps in 2005 and now works part time as a family nurse practitioner. She lives in Stafford, Va., with her daughter, Hannah, 12, “a spirited, lovely young lady,” says Lisa. They hope to return to Washington state when the housing market improves. Lisa and her husband, Doug ’97, were divorced in April 2008.

PAUL TONTZ (B.A.) earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Denver in August 2008. His dissertation study was on gay male Division I athletes.

[1999]


MEGAN (BRENNAN) BALDWIN (BBA)
and her husband, Andrew, were married in July 2008 at the El Cortez in San Diego. Included in the wedding party were USD alumni Jill Petersen, Joy Limanon, Stephanie (Miller) Bryson and Lyra Ericson. Andrew is a sales executive at Mitchell International and Megan is an analyst for Barney and Barney, an insurance brokerage firm. Megan and Andrew live in Kensington with their new puppy, Grady.

TIFFANY BARZAL (B.A.) graduated from Harvard Law School in 2002. She wed David Ayres on Feb. 2, 2008 in Founders Chapel; the couple was married by Father Ron Pachence. She is the in-house council for a firm in Del Mar, Calif. Tiffany and her husband currently reside in Costa Mesa, Calif. David is attending graduate school at UCLA; the couple plans to return to the San Diego area after his graduation.

TONY BERTOCCHINI (BBA) and Allie (Lunden) ’00 welcomed their second child, Thomas Joseph, on March 5, 2008. The family lives in Orange County, Calif.

PATRICK GILL (B.A.) and his wife Rebecca moved to Seattle in June 2008. The couple is proud to announce Rebecca’s graduation from UC Irvine’s School of Medicine; she is now a resident physician at the University of Washington. Patrick is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain in Mercer Island, Wash., specializing in the listing and selling of residential real estate in the Greater Seattle Region.

COURTNEY HERNANDEZ (B.A.) is enjoying her first year at home as a full-time mom after having taught third grade for seven years. She and her husband, James, welcomed their third son, Micah, on Feb. 20, 2008.

JULIETTE (LEWIS) McDONOUGH (B.A.) and her husband, Jim, welcomed a son, Ryan Michael, on Nov. 19, 2007. “Older brother, Brady, 2, is happy to have a little brother to play ball with,” Juliette says. Juliette and Jim moved to Phoenix from Boston in 2006. Jim is a field sales engineer for Linear Technology Corp. and Juliette is an at-home mom and still runs marathons.

RYAN MEYERS (B.A.) and his wife, Sierra, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Ella Rose, on Feb. 26, 2008. Ryan earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine and plans to open a private outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice.

SONIA BELL MORRISROE (BBA) and her husband, Joshua ’99, celebrated the arrival of Dylan on March 19, 2008. They live in Redondo Beach, Calif., where Josh is an editor and director in the entertainment industry and Sonia is a first-grade teacher.

TODD PHILLIPS (B.A.) earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 2007.

KATE (KUTCHINS) PRUEHER (BBA) is the customer service director for designer Catherine Malandrino. She and her husband, Josh, were married recently and they live in New York City. Josh is an investment banker.

JACQUELINE (FOSTER) ROWE (BBA) and her husband, Christopher ’99, were married at Founders Chapel on April 28, 2007. Jacqueline is an apparel associate product technician at Charlotte Russe Corporate.

JENNIFER DAVIDSON SHAW (B.A.) and her husband, Demetrieus, were married on July 26, 1999. They welcomed a son, D.J., on May 17, 2000, and twin daughters, Jillian and Jayde, on September 5, 2002.